Licensed to Share

Related article here. I use both Facebook and Instagram with the awareness that my data is being mined in probably unimaginable ways, but asking for driver’s licenses (or birth certificates!) is a bridge too far. Especially for people who use a pen name or stage name for professional reasons, or reasons of personal security.


  • catherine todd

    It’s called Identity Theft. You don’t have to give real information (yet), so you can make up whatever you want. That’s what I do, even when it comes to those so-called “security questions” asked by your bank and everyone else. It’s really identity theft – just watch, when all this information is”hacked.” By whom, we ask? We already know who! Anyone who wants it!

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.